Raible: Kyler Murray, Cardinals played like Seahawks usually do

Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals overcame a double-digit deficit to stun Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks in overtime on Sunday night

After Hours With Amy Lawrence
October 26, 2020 - 10:17 am
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The Arizona Cardinals beat the Seattle Seahawks, 37-34, in an overtime thriller Sunday night, as Zane Gonzalez drilled a 48-yard field goal with 15 seconds remaining in the extra frame.

The Seahawks led by 10 points with less than three minutes remaining in regulation but lost. What happened?

“It’s funny. I saw the Seahawks playing, except I saw the Cardinals actually playing more like the Seahawks there at the end than the Seahawks,” Seahawks Radio play-by-play voice Steve Raible said on After Hours with Amy Lawrence. “We’ve seen the Seahawks win games like that five times this season, coming down to the last play or two.”

Indeed, Seattle (5-1) had won its previous four games by seven points or fewer. The Seahawks led 27-17 at halftime and 34-24 in the fourth quarter Sunday, but the Cardinals rallied to force overtime.

“I truly had no doubt that somewhere, somehow, whether it was overtime or at the end of [regulation], we were going to find a way to win that game,” Raible said. “We have all season long and going back years. As long as Russell Wilson has been quarterbacking, he’s found ways to win.”

On Sunday, however, he did not. Wilson was spectacular for much of the evening, finishing 33-of-50 for 388 yards and three touchdowns – all to Tyler Lockett, who had 15 catches for 200 yards. But he also threw three interceptions, including one to rookie linebacker Isaiah Simmons, whose pick set up Gonzalez’s game-winner.

“Tonight was unusual because there were times that they took us out of what we tried to do and there were times when we got a little confused,” Raible said. “Their blitzes were just incredible. They just made the plays when we couldn’t. And listen, if you turn the ball over three times to a team like that, eventually it’s going to come back to haunt you – and it did tonight.”

Kyler Murray finished 34-of-48 for 360 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. He also ran 13 times for 67 yards and a touchdown.

The Seahawks host the 49ers (4-3) this Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET. The Cardinals (5-2), meanwhile, host Miami (3-3) on Nov. 8 following their Week 8 bye.